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DR Strings Extra Life BKE-9 Black Beauties Lite Coated Electric Guitar Strings  

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DRs EXTRA-Life Black Beauties offer guitar players a superior black coated string without sacrificing the crisp tone, clarity, and volume of traditional DR HandMade Strings. EXTRA-Life is a super thin... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$895.00
 
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Overview

DRs EXTRA-Life Black Beauties offer guitar players a superior black coated string without sacrificing the crisp tone, clarity, and volume of traditional DR HandMade Strings. EXTRA-Life is a super thin advanced .0003" coating on the plain electric guitar strings and on the wrap wire for added protection.

DR's remarkable, and proprietary, patent pending K3T Technology Coating is the first coating that makes no apologies and no excuses. Players say these strings have less unwanted overtones, more volume, great clarity and articulation than standard uncoated strings. Yet, they provide the same protection against corrosion due to humidity and perspiration as well as the increased tonal life coated strings have come to be known for.

Gauges 9-11-16-24-32-42.

Features
  • Gauges 9-11-16-24-32-42
  • The latest in coated technology for increased tonal life
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Defective string replacement.


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DR StringsExtra Life BKE-9 Black Beauties Lite Coated Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful!

By 6 Stringed Maniac029

from Sanbernardino, CA

Comments about DR Strings Extra Life BKE-9 Black Beauties Lite Coated Electric Guitar Strings:

I have loved DR Strings since I have started using them. I tried numerous brands, but none compare to the DR's. The Black Beauties are coated, which gives them more slickness so you can pull off aggressive slides with ease, the tone is outstanding, and above all is the ultra long life. I play every day for at least 3 hours and these strings will still last me a month. But the best part is that they are black. The only problem I have had with these strings is that the black comes off where I pick, but they are still the best strings I have ever used.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tone with an awesome feel!

By Tremolo3200

from South Portland, ME

Comments about DR Strings Extra Life BKE-9 Black Beauties Lite Coated Electric Guitar Strings:

I recently bought my first pack of DR Strings BKE-9 Black Beauties. These are coated strings, meaning they last longer and protect against dirt and grime. I slapped these on my Strat, and they are incredible! They are very easy to bend, and super smooth for fast sliding. Tone-wise, I was impressed with these strings. They are nice and bright, and have good sustain. They don't have the richest tone, and if you're looking for that, you should probably get the DR Tite-Fits. Also, these strings fall out of tune more often than the Tite-Fits. Best of all, these strings look sick! They are really black, and look wonderful. They are pricey, but well worth it if you want the amazing look and feel they provide. These strings last a very long time, so you might actually save money in the long run.

(6 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't Waste Your Money, Buy Demarzio

By Master Guitarist 16

from Youngsville, NC

Comments about DR Strings Extra Life BKE-9 Black Beauties Lite Coated Electric Guitar Strings:

I have bought these strings twice, once the black beauties and once the silver stars. In the first pack (the black beauties) I ahve two strings break just while putting them on my guitar and in the second pack I also had two strings break. I have changed strings countless time so I know it wasn't something I did. These things suck, don't waste your money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome

By Mike

from tempe

Comments about DR Strings Extra Life BKE-9 Black Beauties Lite Coated Electric Guitar Strings:

I have no idea why other people are breaking these things putting them on, its the only set of strings I use. I gig with them at least 2 a month, and play almost everyday, and i'm getting 3-4 months a set right now. Great feel, great tone. I used to use exilirs, and was recommended these about 2 years ago haven't gone back since. The coating really helps reduce irritation to your fingers during extended playing. Black with wear off with heaving usage. Do yourself a favor and pick up a pack, worth the price any day. Seriously best string I've ever played

 
5.0

They work for me

By Steve

from Longview, WA

Comments about DR Strings Extra Life BKE-9 Black Beauties Lite Coated Electric Guitar Strings:

Well, I know about the bigger tone that comes with 10's and up, and I do run 10's and even 11's on a couple of my guitars, but I enjoy the ease of bending that you get with 9's. The Black Beauties are my favorite strings because although they're a little spendy, I think they pay off with longer life, and they have a slick feel to them that make sliding around the fretboard real easy. My local GC's don't seem to stock the 9's anymore, but it's easy to order a dozen or so on-line.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

could be better

By Shane

from NY

Comments about DR Strings Extra Life BKE-9 Black Beauties Lite Coated Electric Guitar Strings:

When i first bought these strings i was impressed with the slick black finish. However, when i was putting them on my guitar the 1st string snapped with little force. Also after about 3 days i could see the black coating beginning to wear off. They look cool but are definately not worth the price !

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